July

July 1 — Duck Stamp Born (1934)

July 2 — Morrill Act Created Land-Grant Universities (1862)

July 3 — The Great Auk Went Extinct (1844)

July 4 — Stephen Mather, Founding Director of the National Park Service, Born (1967)

July 5 — Yoshimaro Yamashina and Ernst Mayr, Ornithologists, Born (1900, 1904)

July 6 — Maria Martin, Naturalist and Author, Born (1796)

July 7 — Alaska Admitted as a State (1958)

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July 9 — Starbucks Abandoned Plastic Straws (2018)

July 10 — Rainbow Warrior Bombed and Sunk (1985)

July 11 — World Population Day

July 12 — Herbert Zim, Creator of “Golden Guides,” Born (1909)

July 13 — Source of the Mississippi River Discovered (1832)

July 14 — George Washington Carver National Monument Established (1943)

July 15 — Emmeline Pankhurst, British Suffragette Leader, Born (1858)

July 16 — UNESCO Added Giant Panda and Shark Sanctuaries to World Heritage List (2006)

July 17 — Handel’s “Water Music” Premiered (1717)

July 18 — Gilbert White, the “First Ecologist,” Born (1720)

July 19 — Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Created (1976)

July 20 — Gregor Mendel, Pioneering Geneticist, Born (1822)

July 21 — Aswan High Dam Opened (1970)

July 22 — Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 — Commercial Whaling Banned (1982)

July 24 — Machu Picchu Discovered (1911)

July 25 — Jim Corbett, Tiger Conservationist, Born (1875)

July 26 — James Lovelock, Originator of Gaia Theory, Born (1919)

July 27 — Przewalski’s Horse Gave Birth by Artificial Insemination (2013)

July 28 — Beatrix Potter, Author and Conservationist, Born (1866)

July 29 — International Tiger Day

July 30 — Golden Spike National Historical Park Created (1965)

July 31 — Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster and Conservationist, Born (1919)

This Month in Conservation

April 1
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Conservationist, Born (1940)
April 2
Maria Sibylla Merian, German Entomologist, Born (1647)
April 3
Jane Goodall, Chimpanzee Researcher, Born (1934)
April 4
“The Good Life” Begins Airing (1975)
April 5
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Created (1933)
April 6
American Museum of Natural History Founded (1869)
April 7
World Health Day
April 8
A Tribute to the Endangered Species Act
April 9
Jim Fowler, “Wild Kingdom” Co-host, Born (1932)
April 10
Arbor Day First Celebrated (1872)
April 11
Ian Redmond, Primatologist, Born (1954)
April 12
Arches National Monument Created (1929)
April 13
First Elephant Arrives in U.S. (1796)
April 14
Black Sunday Dust Storm (1935)
April 15
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Animal Behaviorist, Born (1907)
April 16
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing Arrive in U.S. (1972)
April 17
Ford Mustang Introduced (1964)
April 18
Natural History Museum, London, Opened (1881)
April 19
E. Lucy Braun, Plant Ecologist, Born (1889)
April 20
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Godmother of Sustainable Development, Born (1939)
April 21
John Muir, Father of American Conservation, Born (1838)
April 22
The First Earth Day (1970)
April 23
World Book Day
April 24
Tomitaro Makino, Father of Japanese Botany, Born (1862)
April 25
Theodore Roosevelt National Park Established (1947)
April 26
John James Audubon Born (1785)
April 27
Soil Conservation Service Created (1935)
April 28
Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Announced (1986)
April 29
Dancing with Nature’s Stars
April 29
Emmeline Moore, Pioneering Fisheries Scientist, Born (1872)
April 30
First State Hunting License Fee Enacted (1864)
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